I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
God gives us His Word, a Promise fulfilled in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Living Word of Almighty God the Father and the Word of the Lord endures forever. God is not a man that is capable of lying. Every word comes to pass although not on man’s timetable for God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts deeper than our own. In due season the farmer reaps the harvest if he does not give up and continues to do just what is required. There are no short cuts but a narrow way that leads to life and few that find it for it requires faith and patience.
Imagine the disciples who were seasoned, very experienced fishermen and yet there came a time when they were out all night and did not catch one fish. To these weary and discouraged fishermen, Jesus appeared and instructed them to cast their nets in again – this time, on the other side of the boat. To the natural mind, with all its worldly knowledge and limited experiences, we think we know so much about our life but to the Fisher of Men, the Lord of Creation, we know quite little in comparison to His vast domain.
We all are learning to simply trust and obey whatever He tells us to do and then we find the peace and well-being we all need.
Apart from Him we can do nothing but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! (John 15:5 and Philippians 4:13)
If you are tired of laboring for empty nets and going it alone, to you the Father is calling to enter into His perfect rest in the Lord Jesus Christ. Trust in the Lord and His perfect plan for you. He does all things well. Be no longer a spiritual runaway, for Satan has deceived many of you into feeling and thinking that you are nothing more than orphans and refugees but God is saying to the “displaced people” that He has a perfect place in Jesus for you to take refuge. A solid rock that never rolls away. He is your security in the midst of the storms of life. He is the Shelter from all that threatens to destroy. He is the anchor that holds. True rest and identity is found only in Him.
Trust him at all times and obey whatever He tells you to do – that is the way that leads safely home to the Father.